WNBA | Sun's victory in triple OT is historic

Posted: August 25, 2007

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - The Connecticut Sun's 93-88 victory over the Indiana Fever made WNBA playoff history Thursday night as the first triple-overtime game in the 11-year history of the playoffs.

With the victory, the Suns took a one-game-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference best-of-three semifinal matchup.

Asjha Jones had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut. Indiana's Tamika Catchings played for the first time in 14 games because of foot injuries and had 14 points and 20 rebounds. Indiana's Anna DeForge finished with a game-high 31 points.

Teammate Tamika Whitmore scored seven straight points to give Indiana an 88-83 lead with 2 minutes, 44 seconds left in the third overtime. But Connecticut suddenly came back to life with a 10-0 run to claim the contest. The Sun's Margo Dydek had 11 points and 11 rebounds.


Contact staff writer Mel Greenberg

at 215-854-5725 or mgreenberg@phillynews.com.

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